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PROVIDENCE – In effort to stave off the effects of increased gambling in Massachusetts, the General Assembly last month approved several measures concerning Lincoln’s Twin River gaming facility in the final days of the 2014 legislative session. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, who was sworn in today as Rhode Island’s first female governor, announced the names and titles of individuals who will work in her office. more
The City Council has established an Economic Development Planning Commission, which will create a comprehensive economic development policy for the city along with a plan to implement it. more
Thirty-three percent of Rhode Island’s rural roads and 25 percent of its rural bridges are in need of repair, ranking Rhode Island among the U.S. states with the highest percentage of deficient rural roadways, according to a report issued Thursday by the Trip National Transportation Research Group. more
Although his plan to expand the Newport Grand slot parlor into a full casino was rejected by local voters, developer Joseph Paolino Jr. said Wednesday he has not ruled out investing in the property. more
Providence was at a crossroads when I became mayor three and a half years ago. A $110 million structural budget deficit threatened our capital city with bankruptcy. Unemployment was far too high, private-sector investment too scarce and our housing market continued to suffer from the effects of America’s national recession. more
U.S. senators reached an agreement that would restore benefits for the long-term unemployed that expired late last year and that the Obama administration has sought to revive. more
BOSTON – The city is suing the Mass. Gaming Commission, challenging the commission’s awarding of the sole Boston-area casino license to a Wynn Resorts project in Everett, according to the Boston Globe’s website. more
When Beth Cunha tells her students how some of the United States’ best colleges and universities are right here in Rhode Island, she often hears the response: “It doesn’t matter, Miss. I wouldn’t get in anyway. I don’t have the money and ‘they’ would never give someone like me a scholarship.” more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said she plans to nominate Maria Montanaro as the director of the state Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals. more
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